Miappi is a new application that allows you to create a smart-looking “social media wall” on which your social media posts from various networks are automatically displayed.
The developers were kind enough to offer me a review copy of the basic WordPress version of the application, so here’s what I found…
Miappi is provided in the form of a WordPress plug-in. You can download it from this page of the WordPress.org website, or just search for Miappi from the “Add New” page of your WordPress dashboard plug-ins section. It is in the usual Zip format, and you simply have to download and activate it.
It’s a little unusual, though, in that you don’t configure it from the WordPress dashboard but rather from the Miappi web page. You have to pay for an account (though see below), which allows you to log in to your personal page and set up the application there.
With the standard WordPress version of Miappi (which costs $49 a year) you can include feeds from your Facebook profile and business pages, along with a selection from Instagram, SoundCloud, Tumblr, Twitter and YouTube. I say a selection, because with this version you are allowed a maximum of four different social media feeds (which must all be connected to you personally).
Once you have configured your page, you can place the Miappi wall either in a sidebar widget or in a post by copying and pasting a bit of code from the Embed page. On this page you can also change the dimensions of the wall and various aspects of how it is displayed. You can see a sample wall I created using the feed from my Nick Daws – Freelance Writer Facebook page below.
[miappi user="ewriter" width="600px" height="600px" fontsize="14" bgcolor="#000000"]
There are other versions of Miappi available with additional features. The Business version, for example, lets you have up to eight social media feeds, including public feeds not connected to you personally. You can also have up to two feeds based on a hashtag. The cost of this is an eye-watering $149 a month, though.
And that is really my biggest reservation about Miappi. I do think it is expensive for what you get. On the other hand, if you are active in a niche with strong visual content especially, it could be a valuable resource for you.
Anyway, if you’re interested in giving Miappi a spin – and have a WordPress blog – by courtesy of the developers I have three free one-year subscriptions to give away. Just enter NDPromoCode022015 when ordering from the MIappi website to get one of these. When they’re gone, they’re gone, so don’t hang around if you’re interested in this.
The developers have also kindly given me 20 promo codes providing a 50% discount on any price plan (valid up to 30 September 2015). Just enter the following code when ordering: NDPromoCode012015.
If you have any comments or questions about Miappi, as ever, please do post them below.